If I had to pick a travel motto, “get up and go” would be a really strong contender. More often than not, I spend too much time thinking and overthinking where I want to go next. My bucket lit is about 50-cities strong so making decisions is not always as straight forward as you’d think; I change my mind at least 5 or 6 times before finally booking somewhere. This year, I definitely want to be more impulsive with my travels and just get up and go!
I had a chance to put this new philosophy into practice when the team at the Travelodge got in touch asking how I’d feel about a little getaway somewhere of my choice in the UK, courtesy of their Get Up and Go campaign. They’re refurbishing over 500 of their hotels across Britain and are looking for bloggers to give them some feedback on their new look and to inspire people to explore the country. I hadn’t stayed in one of their hotels for a while so I jumped at the opportunity to discover their new room design and to be whisked away for a long weekend.
I picked Brighton. Although we weren’t very lucky with the weather, I couldn’t have picked a better place. This weekend break was everything I needed: the seaside, lots of coffee, independent shops, great food, picturesque narrow lanes…etc. It was so relaxing and thrilling at the same time.
If you’re thinking of going, here are a few good addresses you should definitely check out:
Travelodge Brighton SeaFront Hotel - West St, Brighton, BN1 2RE
Location-wise, this is brilliant; it’s right in the centre, everything is a couple of minutes walk away. Our room was fairly compact but still comfortable. The bed was amazing! I think it was one of the new Dreamer beds they recently added to a lot of their bedrooms. The new look is nice; they’ve painted one of the walls in a lighter blue and added some colourful stripes on the curtains and bed runner. It looks a bit more modern than before.
/EAT & DRINK/
Silo - 39 Upper Gardner Street, Brighton, NR1 4AN
Plateau - 1 Bartholomews, Brighton, BN1 1HG
Blackbird - 30 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD
Cafe Coho - 53 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
Workshop - 13a Prince Albert Street, Brighton, BN1 1HE
Utility - 28A North Rd, Brighton, BN1 1YB
Beyond Retro - 42 Vine Street, Brighton, BN1 4AG
Buebird Tea Co. shop - 41 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN
If you’re in the mood for something quirky and different, check out the Royal Pavilion
Get lost in the North Laine and the Lanes
Go for a late afternoon walk on the beach
Explore the Brighton Pier and its amusement arcades
Thank you Travelodge for a lovely weekend away!